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rɪˈspɒn sɪvre·spon·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. responsive, antiphonaladjective

    containing or using responses; alternating

    "responsive reading"; "antiphonal laughter"

  2. responsiveadjective

    readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion

    "children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience"

  3. reactive, responsiveadjective

    reacting to a stimulus

    "the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"


  1. responsiveadjective

    Answering, replying or responding.

  2. responsiveadjective

    Able to receive and respond to external stimuli.

  3. responsiveadjective

    Using antiphons; antiphonal.

  4. responsiveadjective

    Susceptible to the feelings of others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Responsiveadjective

    that responds; ready or inclined to respond

    Etymology: [Cf. F. resposif.]

  2. Responsiveadjective

    suited to something else; correspondent

    Etymology: [Cf. F. resposif.]

  3. Responsiveadjective


    Etymology: [Cf. F. resposif.]

Editors Contribution

  1. responsive

    Able to receive and respond.

    They were responsive when asked how they felt.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of responsive in a Sentence

  1. Natasha Lamb:

    I am pleased to see that they are reaching out and putting out a public statement on gender pay, i hope this means they will be more responsive to investor concerns in the future.

  2. Wayne Cheney:

    Roberts also reveals Tibbetts' phone has not yet been located, and she has not been responsive to messages. A local farmer confirms to Fox News that FBI investigators searched his property and home a week prior. Authorities held his cell phone overnight, checking it for any clues or communications regarding Tibbetts. I don't know who those two [officials] were but they took me down to the fire station Tuesday and questioned me for two hours.

  3. Tom Steyer:

    Our government can't be responsive to all Americans if our elected officials are beholden to the elite donor class.

  4. Roy Price:

    We have gotten better over time about being quick and responsive and big and having the campaign roll-out effectively around the world in the UK, U.S. and Germany, where Prime exists.

  5. Arpels CEO Nicolas Bos:

    We really differ from brands that are more technical and masculine, our message is more about the design and craftsmanship. The Asian market has been very responsive to our feminine designs, but we don't differentiate the collection according to geography, we're never opportunistic.

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